Paul Pogba Will Be Paid A Staggering 'Loyalty' Bonus For Leaving Manchester United On A Free
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Paul Pogba will be paid a staggering £3.8 million 'loyalty bonus' when he leaves Manchester United as a free agent at the end of June.
United confirmed Pogba's departure in a statement on Wednesday and his second spell at the club will end when his contract expires on June 30.
The 29-year-old has spent six years in the Premier League and never fully lived up to his potential, despite showing glimpses of his talent.
Pogba arrived for £89 million from Juventus, a world record fee at the time, and the Daily Mail have broken down how much the World Cup winner stands to earn.
His initial salary was £8.61 million and that dropped to £7.75 million once other loyalty bonuses kicked in. It could be argued that was Pogba's most successful season back in England, a year which saw him help United to Carabao Cup and Europa League glory.
Agent Mino Raiola, who died in April, pocketed £39 million from the transfer.
Pogba would also earn £2.87 million in images rights in addition to £1.8 million whenever United made the Champions League.
That happened four times in six years and this campaign was the most humiliating, with the Red Devils finishing with their lowest-ever Premier League points tally.
A number of players underperformed, but Pogba's case will be most frustrating after registering seven assists in his first four games.
He'd go on to register just two more and score one goal, as injuries ravaged his season.
"I feel privileged to have played for this club," Pogba wrote on Twitter shortly after his exit was confirmed.
"Many beautiful moments and memories but most importantly an unconditional support from the fans. Thank you Man Utd."
It's expected he'll return to Juventus, who he left United for in 2012 before swapping the Allianz Arena for Old Trafford.
United have also confirmed Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata will be leaving.
Prior to that, Nemanja Matic and Edinson Cavani also said goodbye as did reserve goalkeeper Lee Grant.
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